There are approximately 8 million people in the United States who struggle with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders, also sometimes referred to as a dual diagnosis. People who do have a mental health disorder, whether properly diagnosed or not, are more likely to have some type of drug or alcohol addiction issues. This can be hard to diagnose and treat, and if either one of them are left untreated both might become more problematic for the individual, leaving them open to mental, physical and social consequences. Consequences in these unique instances can be severe, sometimes leading to suicide, homelessness, legal consequences, and premature death. With the correct diagnosis and specific treatment methods to handle the co-occurring disorders simultaneously, this can be avoided and clients in Hepler with co-occurring disorders can lead perfectly happy and productive lives.
With increased understanding on the subject, research and innovation in the field of co-occurring disorders has come a more broad range of services for these individuals. Early diagnosis can be vital in these situations, and many people with co-occurring disorders may look for primary care services first before seeking behavioral health services. This offers primary care physicians a special opportunity to identify people with co-occurring disorders through screening and then referral to the appropriate treatment resources.
People with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders require a more extensive array of services than the non dual-diagnosis client, services that are commonly provided in hospital and residential programs which can assist with the initial stabilization process to get them detoxed and off of any drugs and medications they need to stop using immediately. Doctors and therapists work with clients in these settings to address both issues concurrently with counseling, behavioral therapy, and mental health services, and before program completion devise a sturdy aftercare plan to ensure these clients don't quickly relapse because of either disorder being triggered.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers offering this service near Hepler, KS